Weight loss with yoga: An Introduction

Are you looking for some effective and easy weight loss with yoga? You’ve come to the right place. Yoga as a way of life is the perfect tool to achieve your ideal weight.

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First, a question: Why do people put on weight?

One, they eat wrong kind of food. Two, they eat the wrong quantity of food. Three, they eat the proper food, but at the wrong time and in the wrong way. Weight loss with yoga chiefly involves eating the right food, at the right time, in the right way.

Apart from the obvious question of food, water and everything you drink plays an important role in weight loss with yoga. In the following posts, you will find out all about the myths about drinking water that even doctors believe, though there is no evidence to support these claims! There are very specific and easy-to-understand rules about when and how to drink water and other drinks, and when not and why not!

Apart from these fundamental principles, yoga has a massive number of practices, each of which has a very specific effect on the body. Among these, many can be used for weight loss with yoga. Physical practices such as Suryanamaskara and different Asanas have been proven to work effectively not just as an exercise by burning fat, but by actually regulating and modulating metabolism and influencing function of various organs in the body, thus helping you achieve a perfect state of physical health along with a healthy weight. Pranayamas help regulate your breathing patterns and metabolism, helping you prevent a myriad of disorders. I don’t think I need to elaborate on the usefulness of relaxation and meditation techniques in overcoming stress-one of the main factors why people put on weight.

yoga for beginnersSuryanamaskara, or Sun Salutations, is an important part of weight loss with yoga. Suryanamaskara consists of a series of 12 postures, or asanas, which alternatively flex and stretch your back, using your hands and feet as support for the body. They’re a great way to kickstart your metabolism early in the morning. They’re also perfect as an all-in-one exercise to loosen up all your joints and get your blood flowing and heart pumping at peak efficiency. Many asanas play a significant role in weight loss with yoga, by activating your digestive organs, massaging them and increasing blood flow to them, stimulating your liver, at the same time acting as a muscular exercise to burn those stubborn fat deposits.

Pranayamas are potent tools to modulate the autonomic nervous system. The ancient yogis have discovered a number of breathing practices that effectively influence the autonomic nervous system, pushing the balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems one way or the other, as has been proven by research in the past few years. Autonomic balance can be easily favourably tilted to accelerate weight loss with yoga.

Stress – everybody knows it, everybody hates it, nobody can live without it. Or can you? Relaxation and meditation techniques are extremely powerful tools to overcome stress, controlling your craving for food and establishing proper digestion, absorption, metabolism and elimination, as we’ll see in the upcoming posts.